Hurley Food FARMacy expanding to help more people
FLINT — The Michigan Health Endowment Fund has awarded Hurley Medical
Center an $85,800 grant to expand its Food FARMacy to address food insecurity in
Genesee County. Launched in August 2017, Food FARMacy has provided immediate food assistance to over 700 people. In November, screenings and referrals for food assistance were offered in Hurley’s primary care clinics and all inpatient units. Between 35-53% of these patients were found to be food-insecure. This grant will allow the expansion of food insecurity screenings and referrals to community partners at: Hamilton Community Health Network, Genesee Community Health Center, Mott Children’s Health Center, Genesys Downtown Flint Health Center and Family Health Center, Wellness Services, Inc.
Patients with an urgent need will be offered “take home food bags” on discharge, to fill the time gap until they can fill their healthy food prescriptions. The Food FARMacy also helps patients in the long term by connecting them to other resources and/or partners in the community. The Michigan Health Endowment Fund works to improve the health and wellness of Michigan residents and reduce the cost of healthcare, with a special focus on children and seniors. More information about the Health Fund can be found at mihealthfund.org — R.S.
Registration now open for inaugural Adidas 5K challenge
GRAND BLANC — The Ally 5K Challenge, a run/walk event presented by McLaren, will take place on Saturday, September 15, prior to the second round of competition at the new PGA TOUR Champions tournament at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club. The race is a fundraiser to benefit the tournament’s two primary charities – Community Foundation of Greater Flint and Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan. Registration for the Adidas 5K Challenge is now open at theallychallenge.com/ adidas-5k-challenge. Race participation packages start at $35 per person through July 13; $45 per person from July 14 through August 10; and $55 per person starting August 11 until sold out. A complete pricing schedule is available on the race website. Race participants receive an official Adidas 5K Challengethemed Technical Race Shirt, an official Adidas 5K Challenge-themed finishers bracelet and a complimentary Saturday ticket to The Ally Challenge. The Ally Challenge has collaborated with the Crim Fitness Foundation to operate the Adidas 5K. — R.S.